There are many ways your shoulder can be injured, whether it is your bone, muscles, tendons or ligaments. Injuries can vary from minor to serious, minor injuries tend only to include mild pain, loss of function, discomfort or stiffness, all of which are cured within a short period of time. These types of injuries can be a result of sport injury, slips and falls or a minor road accident, for example.
Serious shoulder injuries on the other hand can go on for much longer and be a lot more painful. Breaks in the bones or tears in the ligaments, muscles or tendons can incur after events such as serious road accidents, manual handling accidents or surgical error. These injuries tend to require extensive treatment, medication, physiotherapy or even surgery, all of which may still not be enough to prevent long term damage.
If you have had a shoulder injury because of an accident that wasn’t your fault, get in touch with one of our consultants who will advise you on what steps to take towards making a claim.